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. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords tells members of congress to take action on limiting gun violence while family members of sandy hook victims talk. >> together we can turn this tragedy into the event that turned the tide. >>> and a hostage crisis unfolds in alabama where a gunman has held a 5-year-old boy captive in an underground bunker for more than a day. >>> and he faces his capitol hill critics. former republican senator chuck hagel begins what could be a tough road to confirmation. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 31st, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, folks in the southeast are assessing the damage this morning after dangerous tornado producing storm system demolished homes and killed at least two people. the giant twister tore through the town in georgia about 60 miles northwest of atlanta. one man was killed when a tree crashed through his mobile home. the storm tossed trucks around the interstate like match sticks. >> i cracked the door and it didn't give me time. when it got inside it tossed me into the bedroom
't even on the witness list, gabrielle giffords. if you take a look at the screen, you can see a handwritten note written by her speech therapist, i am told, the 16 sentences she uttered before this committee and had everybody in the room, no matter what their position on guns, mesmerized. a dramatic entrance from a woman who was a congressional colleague until a gunman shot a bullet through her head while she was doing her job. even more dramatic, gabby giffords labored yet passion nal plea for passion. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. be bold, be courageous, americans are counting on you. >> reporter: giffords is an advocate and so is her husband mark kelly. >> a strong supporter of the second amendment as anyone on this panel. my wife would not be sitting in this seat, she would not have been sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: at the other end of the table, the other star witness with a very different perspective.
gabrielle giffords who survived a mass shooting in arizona two years ago made an unexpected appearance before the senate judiciary committee, reading off a page of handwritten prepared remarks. she urged congress to act now on gun reform. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard. but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> that says it all. giffords' husband, mark kelly, says expanding background checks for gun buyers should be a top priority, but the nra's chief executive yesterday, even after that, refused to give any ground. >> we know from what happened in tucson that if there was an effective background check, which includes having the mental health data and the person's drug use, in the case of the tucson shooter, into the system, and if, in fact, there was no gun show loophole, i would contend that he would have had a very difficult time getting a gun. if background checks are good enough for somebody who's a federal firearms licensed dealer like walmart, for instance, whe
. the former arizona congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, you remember she was nearly killed in that shooting back in 2011. she told the committee that too many americans are dying by being shot. senator richard blumenthal was on the senate committee holding that hearing. he is a senator from kek connecticut. it's very interesting to watch gabby giffords yesterday. her read just is inherently very emotional as she tries to really say every single word. here's a little bit of what she said to those at this hearing. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> just to hear her struggle to get the words out really i think just speaks volumes, if you will, about all that she's been through and all about this debate. and yet this hearing did not then go forward with everybody piling on and trying to work together. it became very divisive, kind of contentious. do you think gabrielle giffords can help affect policy in this manner? >> very, very desfinitely and profoundly. her statement was one of the shortest but most powerful public statements before any congressional
with a gun. >> two men mr. harmon's target. >> the first hearing on curbing gun violence. gabriel giffords urging law americas to do more. on the other side the nra ceo, wayne laugh year. >> two many children are dying. don't many children. we must do something. >> we could stop crime in the country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have in the books. >> many gun advocates are worried the gun control plans will threaten their right to bear arms. >> a dramatic helicopter rescue was caught on camera. the nypd rushing to save the life of a captain who had a heart attack on a ship. while officers work to stabilize him they have lowered a rescue basket on to the deck. finally the line was steadied and he was leaded into the basket and hoisted up to the chopper. evidences rushed to the hospital where he is said to be in stable condition. >> a change of course for lance armstrong he has gone from denying it to admitting. now he says he's the scapegoat. he says i understand why we all make the beds we sleep in. he was stripped of his 7 tour defrance titles and has been banned f
for legislation by the president and some lawmakers. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, herself a victim of gun lens made dramatic appearance. in a brief plea giffords urged lawmakers to act quickly. >> the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> at the same hearing giffords' husband mark kelly pushed forward requiring background checks, but wayne lapierre of the national rifle association said criminals never submit to them. >> we're going to make all the law-abiding people go through the system and then we're not going to prosecute any of the bad guys if we do catch one, and none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> requiring private sellers to require a background check before they transfer a gun is -- i mean for us, i can't think of something that would make our country safer than doing just that. >> during his testimony kelly made reference to another shooting in arizona. a gunman opened fire at a phoenix office yesterday. one person was killed. two others were wounded. and the gunman is on the run. >>> city
gabrielle giffords. it's been two years since giffords was shot in the head. she was there to urge congress to do something to stop gun violence. listen to her. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> she was pretty bold and courageous there. giffords husband, mark kelly, broke the news of the phoenix shooting we told you about during the hearing on gun violence in washington, which also included the nra's way wayne lapierre. later on "early start," james johnson tells us why he joined the fight for tighter gun laws. that's at 6:30 eastern. >>> recent mass killings have put guns and gun control in the spotlight across the nation. the controversial issue pits two passionately believed arguments against each other, constitutionality and commonsense safety, but can there be a solution to america's gun problems? anderson cooper looks at both sides of the debate in "guns under fire" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c nshgcnn. >>> we are a few hours away over a capitol hill showdown over the man who could be our next secretary of defense. >>> plus the invasion of gnom
, congresswoman -- former congresswoman gabrielle giffords came in to open up the hearings and requesting bold and courageous leadership. her husband being one of the first witnesses to testify, the last being the nra ceo wayne lapier lapierre. when we examine fully the testimony itself and where the senate judiciary committee takes this testimony from here, because it seems as if the senate is really going to need to push on this to get something over to the house. has harry reid been noncommittal on whether or not he supports bringing this legislation to the floor? >> he's in a tough position. he's in a state where he has enjoyed support from a number of those who support gun rights. and the nra, so for him it's a tricky situation. i think it's going to be -- you've asked debbie wasserman-shultz, does her voice resonate. of course it does emotional. i was there when she got a standing ovation and hugged the president, but it's going to be a tough road to ho. i think you'll see folks say, let's have a smaller piece of legislation that might be more acceptable to conservatives who don't want t
the newtown massacre. former arizona congressman gabrielle giffords was the first to speak, delivering an emotional call to action. >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> giffords's testimony was followed by an intense day of questioning including patrick leahy and dick durbin taking on the head of nra. wayne la pierre. >> should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows for the sales? >> if you are a dealer, that's already the law. >> that's not my question. i'm not trying to play games here. if you could, just answer my question. >> i do not believe the way the law is working now unfortunately that it does any good to extend the law to private sales in collectors. >> worry all due respect that was not the question asked. >> i think it is the answer. we have to get in the real world on what works and doesn't work. my problem with backgrou
gabriel giffords delivered emotional testimony during a hearing on gun control. the gunshot victim begged congress to pals new laws to keep americans safe. nra chief wayne lapierre was also there and he rejected the argument that new laws would do just that. this was the first congressional hearing on the issue since the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>> more than two dozen students from sandy hook elementary school are headed to new orleans. the children will perform at the super bowl on sunday. they're scheduled to sing "america the beautiful" just before kickoff. >> which brings us to the latest on the controversy surrounding ray lewis. the ravens say the "sports illustrated" report linking him to performance enhancing drugs will not be a distraction as they prepare for sunday's super bowl against the 49ers. they say he used deer antler extract which contains a substance banned by the n.f.l. he denied ever using it in his effort to return. sunday's super dome showdown will be the final game of his career and of course you can see it right here on wusa9. >> of course, wusa9
gabrielle giffords in the first in a series of gun control hearings by the senate judiciary committee. this morning, as we go through the papers, we want to hear from you. your views on guns in america, whether they have changed since the newtown, connecticut, shootings? 202 is the area code. you can also contact us via social media. you can leave comments at twitter. continue the conversation on facebook. and send us an e-mail. of thethe front page washington times this morning -- in the center is the president of the national rifle association and wayne lapierre on your right. in the york post this morning is a juxtaposed -- are these juxtaposed photographs. wayne lapierre and gabrielle giffords shown. and in the new york daily news, the same photographs. on our facebook page, lots of comments already on this issue. honey says -- those are some of the comments on our facebook page, where there is also a poll on whether your views on gun control and changed since the newtown shootings. executive vice president of the eight nra wayne lapierre at yesterday's. [video clip] >> it's an ho
gabrielle giffords who was seriously injured in a mass shooting in tucson, arizona and wayne lapierre among those scheduled to testify. congressman paul ryan sat down for his first sunday talk show appearance since the 2012 election. the congressman told "meet the press" moderator david gregory that it's premature to talk about whether he will run for president in 2016. >> i've got an important job to do. i represent wisconsin. i'm chairman of the budget committee at the time we have a fiscal crisis. i think can i do my job representing the people that i work for by focusing on that right now than focusing on these distant things. >> and there's this, a new anti-chuck hagel ad has just popped up days before senate hearings are set to start on his nomination as defense secretary. the ad is from a conservative group called americans for strong defense. at least five other groups from the right and from the left are all organizing to block hagel's nomination. first though shame on you, barack obama. it was one of hillary clinton's most notorious quotes when challenging her 2008 democratic oppo
that are circulating among gun rights activists, who claim that the newtown shootings and gabrielle giffords shootings somehow were staged. he needs to be challenged on those issues. >> well, we'll see if he is up to that challenge tomorrow, thank you for joining me tonight, frank. >>> the reckoning. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this, the reckoning. put up or shut up, d-day. in a shattering moment this afternoon, president obama threw down the gauntlet. he demanded congress pass a potent immigration reform bill, one that fixes the problem of decades, deals with the 12 million people here illegally, stops the illegal hiring and exploitation of workers. so the challenge is out there right now right there in tonight's news packed and ready for tomorrow's newspapers. will it explode into action, light a firecracker under the republicans? will it detonate an avalanche of action driving teeth into the reform, ending the perennial talk that's led to nothing or to the old bogus reforms of the past? will the politicians get real or play more g
's a check of traffic. back to you. >>> an emotional plea from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords yesterday for action on gun violence. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying, too many children. >> giffords appeared before the senate judiciary committee which is holing the first hearings on gun control since newtown, connecticut's shooting. the "washington post" says giffords' speech therapy wrote the statement and it took a tremendous amount of practice for her to read it yesterday. >>> some dangerous winds and tornadoes ripped through four southeastern states. the tornadoes causing major damage in adairsville, georgia. you can see the funnel cloud barreling through the downtown area. mighty scary. it flipped cars, demolishing homes. at least one person is dead in that town. same storm system is blamed for another death in tennessee. storm has passed but temperatures are expected to drop in the southeast today. >>> here's what happens when somebody bets against the ravens. our game day wager with the cbs station in baltimor
contest. >> let me ask you real quick, gabrielle giffords' husband, mark kelly, the astronaut, was here in "the situation room" yesterday and wolf spoke with him and asked him to speak directly to the camera, to the nra. listen to what he said. >> well, we've had many, many mass murders in this country. i mean, we've had a lot of them, you know, especially recently. what we saw in newtown, in colorado, and in tucson, this is unacceptable. i think people understand that when somebody does a mass shooting and they use a semi-automatic weapon, an assault rifle, twice as many people are hurt and injured. >> i want to get your response to that, but also in the context of, you were in the hearing room yesterday, when gabrielle giffords gave that very emotional opening statement. you heard her speak. so what do you say to her and her husband. they're both gun rights owners, they both support the second amendment, but they've also both faced this horrible tragedy and they want to see more stricter gun laws. >> well, i think the stricter gun laws sort of generically, is not the answer. but i wil
gabrielle giffords and her husband captain mark kelly testified about the man who shot his wife in the head three years ago. >> the killer in the tucson shooting suffered from severe mental illness, but even after being deemed unqualified for service in the army an explulsion from pima community college he was never reported to mental health authorities. on november 30th of 2010 he walked into a sporting good store, passed a background check, and walked out with a semi automatic handgun. martha: boy, this is so central to the issue at hand right now, and is not getting the attention that it perhaps deserves. i'm joined by jonah goldberg editor at large for the national review, he's also a fox news contributor. and dr. keith ablow, a forensic psychiatrist. gentlemen, welcome. the fact that there is no intervention, that people are not reported to mental health, you know, administrators who could make some kind of judgment, perhaps, or enforce some kind of treatment is really none of these situations. if you go one by one would have happened if the gun didn't find its way into the hands of so
page of today's "the wall street journal." what was your response to gabrielle giffords' plea for an additional dunkirkgun curbs? >> she said something needs to be done, and i think we agree with that. it is not that there is a great number of these things that have happened, but if there are measures that to be taken to deal with the sort of mass shootings that took place in newtown and gun crime, the steps should be taken. it was like the senator from connecticut at the statement from sandy hook, where everybody could agree with the statement, but the statement was very much like what former congressman giffords said, to was that something ought to be done. those of us who sat there during that hearing and those who testified, we may disagree on what would be effective, what can be done within the context of the rights of innocent americans, but we all agree on the goal, and that is really what policy discussions should be about. they should be about how you solve a problem. people can disagree on what conditions were and did not work, but there is not a lot of this remote w
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